The Rosie the Riveter video showed the women of the 1940’s doing everything people said only men could do at that time. Not only did the women do the jobs the men did, but they also did the job well and made the job look good. The song was made by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb in 1943. The theme was women's roles during World War II. This is War propaganda telling other women that they can do anything a man can. The culture was the United States of America. Fighting for victory to make history said the 1940s song “Rosie the Riverter World War II Women-Rosie the Riverter” (http://glamourdaze.com/2009/08/1940s-... ) A quote that was said In the Rosie the Riverter song In the 1940s that explains women of today. The quote is not only saying …show more content…
Women did work such as working in factories, schools, nursing and business labor. At the time of war, women were not just seen as women, they were seen equal to men. Doing the same things the men did. The women were told to make the weapons for men to use in war while the men were fighting for our country. This song is propaganda because it's trying to appeal to the women in the 1840s and how they were feeling at those times. Women felt as if they were less than men and not equal. The song showed women they were needed and meant …show more content…
Occupations such as being a driver of fire engines, trains, and trams, engineering, mental and shipbuilding Industries, debate over equal pay for women doing the same job man would do. (Striking –Women) Inequality and Discrimination) By: Anitha S. (2014) Feminist Review 108:60-70) Source- Some employers agreed on equal pay that only allowed women to performed the same jobs as men “ without assistance or supervision. (Striking –Women) Inequality and discrimination) Anitha S. (2014) The women showed that they could work as hard as man and do the jobs just as well and In (Striking –Women) Inequality and Discrimination) 2nd paragraph) women’s pay was still 53% of the pay of the men they replaced and the semi-skilled and unskilled jobs were given to the women as “women’s jobs” and were exempt from the equal pay. (Striking- Women) Inequality and discrimination). As the women worked to gain independence, respect and equal advantages they were still being seen as less then. Thesis- Without the women being there to help and take over for the man while they fault, there would not be anyone to do the jobs or be able to help company’s make income. Conclusion- With that being said the women should have been able to get more rights and say so on what they’re getting paid and if the pay should be equal or more. So what- The women went on a chance leaving there children at home with
Women played an important roles during World War II throughout the world; they gave their time, energy, and some even gave their lives. The War also transformed women's roles in the workplace and society, but for many, it did not last forever. Many had to do work that men did before the war. However, most of the works needed professional and outstanding skills. Nearly 350,000 American women served in uniform, volunteering for numerous reserves and corps.
I'm Rosie. Rosie the Riveter. I was a cultural icon for women in the us during the time of world war || in the early 1940's. I worked in a factory building munitions and war supplies. My fellow female co-workers and I replaced the male workers that were in the military.
INTRO There is a very diverse issue of the impact World War 2 had upon the lives of women in Australia. On one hand, women contributed massively to the war effort. However, they were also made ‘fun of’ and were valued as less than men. VALUED
Dear Joshualy, As a woman, I enjoyed your analyst of the events that changed the countries perception of how women should be treated. Prior to World War II women’s role in society was homemakers and mothers. The need for women in the workforce because most of the men were at war proved that women were capable of doing as good and even better than men. This created the Women’s Right Movement in 1950’s and 1960’s.
Military conflicts often produce unanticipated social transformations. The case of the American Revolutionary War is no exception. The war had awakened a new class consciousness through the struggle over who would rule and who would fight. Slaves and Indians began to see their way of life change by the outcome of the war and women began to expand their role within the home. But, not all things changed for these groups.
WORLD WAR 1 ERA AMERICAN WOMEN August 15, 1917 Women take over men 's jobs By: Alexander Rodriguez Before entering the war women were only housewives but it all changed when the United States joined the war. American women started replacing men 's jobs as the men left their jobs to go serve for the United States in the war. The number of employed women raised by a lot in many industries. “There has been a sudden influx of women into such unusual occupations as bank clerks, ticket sellers, elevator operator, chauffeur, street car conductor, railroad trackwalker, section hand, locomotive wiper and oiler, locomotive dispatcher, block operator, drawbridge attendant, and employment in machine shops, steel mills, powder and ammunition
The Civil War was a series of battles fought from 1861 to 1865 between the North, the Union, and the South, the Confederacy, of the United States of America over the disagreements on the acceptance of slavery. It was a long fought war with high casualties on both sides. Due to that, even more civilians were needed to become soldiers, spies, and etc. Men were always the ones that were expected to fill those positions, despite some of them not wanting to. Women were expected to stay home as the men in their life left for the war.
How are those of the female gender supposed to act? In the 1930’s women were frill members of society and their only purpose was reproducing and doing domestic or menial jobs. However, in modern times, women are independent and have significant roles in society. Although society’s view of this subject has changed drastically for the better, some matters don’t change. Women in the 1930’s were considered naturally weaker than men, squeamish, and unable to perform work requiring muscular or intellectual exertion.
Looking at the short story written by Meridel Le Sueur, women were struggling trying to find work. Women constantly waited, sat there “hour after hour, day after day, waiting for a job to come in.” When World War II started, it gave women the opportunity they have been desperately waiting for and it benefited the nation greatly. Women worked in all types of jobs ranging from ammunition to being welders and shipbuilders. Even though women faced inequality and gender segregation, women continued to push and demonstrate their competence in the workforce.
The Roaring Twenties were a time of change for all of America. It was a time of new morals and political change. America was becoming a more urban and wealthy nation. The twenties were a liberating time for most Americans, especially women. Life improved for women in the 1920s because they gained a new freedom in society and they were guaranteed the right to vote, even though they were still considered inferior to men in the workplace.
They also were not required to take care of the motherhood duties as they had nurse that took care of it. (Purvis, 46) At the beginning of the Great War, upper class women on the Home Front started organizing social projects and raising money to help the needed ones. As they did not have the need of working, they were trying to see a way of helping and serving the country, as they still could not consider the idea of participating in the war. (Adie, empl 416) “Undoubtedly the large part taken by women during the War in all branches of social service had proved a tremendous argument for their enfranchisement.”
Thus, it is necessary to conclude that women have always played an important role in the development of history. History that involves women has been developed throughout the centuries, constantly changing its goals and forms, increasing the popularity movement of the American women in the late 1800’s. Women were discriminated for many things for a very long time, it wasn’t until the late 1800’s that women actually started to gain very few rights. The late 1800’s is very important time for women as it gets the movement started for Women’s Suffrage, and ultimately the late 1800’s starts to open the way for equality for women and
In World War II (WWII) the Allied victory was attributed to many things, one of which was the women who mainly supported soldiers from the home front. In WWII women played a large role in supporting Canada, and if it was not for them Canada would have lost the war. They supported from the home front, they supported at the warfront, and they supported from behind the scenes. Women at the beginning of the war only supported from the home front, mainly in factories to help Canada in the war effort. They built guns, bombs and artillery to help Canada defend itself and other countries.
The 20th century saw a major increase in women’s rights, getting a step nearer to gender equality. It is defined as the act of treating men and women equally, having the same access to right and opportunities no matter the gender. Although it is not a reality in our world, we do have advanced in comparison to the last century. At the begging of the 20th century women still were considered the weak gender. Their education consisted on learning practical skills such as sewing, cooking, and using the new domestic inventions of the era; unfortunately, this “formal training offered women little advantage in the struggle for stable work at a liveable wage” (1).